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Sabres draftee Eichel signs entry level deal, leaving school (The Associated Press)

Jack Eichel is eager to begin his NHL career. Eichel, the 18-year-old center selected second overall by the Buffalo Sabres in last week’s draft, signed his first professional contract Wednesday, opting to skip his final three years of college hockey. ”I couldn’t be more excited about it,” Eichel said during his introductory press conference at First Niagara Center.